Types of CDL Truck Driving Jobs

If you like the idea of having a long-term job that lets you drive a large truck out in the open road for hundreds or even thousands of miles per trip, you may be interested in the many CDL truck driving jobs. In order to qualify for these positions, you will need to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). At H.O. Wolding, we offer an extensive array of CDL positions to qualified individuals.

As mentioned above, certain types of truck drivers, in particular long-haul truckers, can cover several hundred miles in a single day. Drivers of these rigs may accumulate over 100,000 miles in one year. Other types of truck driving jobs that require a CDL license, such as those for local deliveries, may cover up to 50,000 miles per year.

The various types of truck driving jobs available that require a CDL license include:

Over the Road (OTR) Truck Driver

OTR truck drivers can spend a varying amount of time on the road, even as much as an entire month. Some of these jobs require drivers to transport items outside the borders of the U.S., into Canada or Mexico. CDL truck driving jobs that include over-the-road, long-haul traveling require drivers to maintain the performance and safety of their trucks. OTR truck drivers must keep mileage logs, and comply with all federal, local, as well as international laws. OTR truck drivers can drive very long hours, and they must comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established Hours of Service (HOS) guidelines.

Delivery Truck Driver

Many shipping companies utilize delivery truck drivers to transport their goods to various locations. The weight of these vehicles, including cargo and occupants, must be 26,000 pounds or less. Often, drivers employed for these delivery services transport items from a distribution center to destinations that can include businesses and residences. Delivery truck drivers are often required to drive for long distances, and also lift and carry heavy packages.

Construction Equipment Operator

The construction industry operates extensively through the talents of individuals that drive and operate big vehicles and equipment. These can include dump trucks, skid steers, loaders, track hoes, knuckle boom loaders, cranes, steamrollers, and flatbeds.

Bus Driver

Although a bus is a different type of vehicle than a truck, it is still a large vehicle, and operating one does require a CDL license. Regardless of whether you drive acity bus, school bus, or tour bus, the care and skills required to drive one of these vehicles are similar to those required to drive a big rig on the road.

At H.O. Wolding, we have a list of trucking jobs available that may interest you if you are searching for a position. Take a look at the currently available CDL truck driving jobs on our website or contact us today if you have any questions about our services.